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What is TMJ?

TMJ refers to your temporomandibular joints, which are the joints that allow your mouth to open and close. When you have a TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, it means that something has caused the joints to function improperly, creating symptoms like jaw and facial pain, trouble moving your jaw and clicking or popping sounds when you open your mouth. There are several approaches your dentist may take to relieve pain from TMJ, including simple changes in eating habits, exercises, medication or orthodontic treatments.